Author: Anisha Jhaveri

Born and raised in Japan to Indian parents, freelance film writer Anisha Jhaveri’s globe-spanning background lent itself to her vast exposure and interest in world cinema. A former but fierce New Yorker, she spent five years in the city, where she programmed the Rubin Museum of Art’s Cabaret Cinema film series and was the marketing coordinator for the South Asian ZEE TV network. Currently based in Singapore, she has turned her focus to her passion of writing about movies as the author of her own film blog, Reel Simple, and contributor to platforms such as and The Independent. Be it through reviews, interviews, or think pieces, she is constantly on the lookout to explore cinema that imparts cultural insights and resonates with audiences on levels unmarked by national or social lines. Anisha holds a B.A in Screen Arts & Cultures from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Master’s in Media Studies from The New School University.

Articles Written by Anisha Jhaveri:

Tangerine, shot and co-produced by Radium Cheung. Courtesy Sundance Institute.

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2015: Radium Cheung

Over his 20-plus years in the world of film and television, Radium Cheung has worked as a gaffer, a camera operator, a director of photography, and even an actor. But if there’s anything that has remained a constant throughout, it’s the grounding philosophy he has operated by: simplicity is key. Whether it’s his penchant for natural… Read more »

LILTING - Pei-pei Cheng (L) and Ben Whishaw (R)

Inspired by Personal History, Hong Khaou Releases “Lilting” to US Audiences

In 2011, Hong Khaou maxed out his credit cards to fund his attendance at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Three years later, his debut feature Lilting nabbed the World Cinema Dramatic cinematography award there, and landed an acquisition deal with noted distribution house Strand Releasing. Lilting is the story of Junn (Pei-pei… Read more »